Exporting Objects from Fusion 360

Exporting Objects from Fusion 360


Fusion 360 by Autodesk unifies design, engineering, electronics, and manufacturing into a single software platform. Don't let your 3D modeling tools limit your creativity and ability to quickly create multiple design iterations. Fusion 360 enables you to design effortlessly with flexible 3D CAD software.

​In this article, we will show you how you can export your 3D objects from Fusion 360 into a compatible file format for upload onto the Object Viewer app. You can also watch this video to see the export in progress.

Follow these instructions to find out how to export your 3D object from Fusion 360:


Step 1 - Launch Fusion 360
  1. Launch the Fusion 360 software on your computer.


Step 2 - Open the Object you wish to Export
  1. Click the “Show Data Panel” icon in the upper-left corner of the screen to open the Data Panel.

    • If your object is not in the Data Panel, you may have to open the .f3d file from your computer. To do so tap File > Open > Open from my computer and navigate to the Fusion 360 file you wish to use.

    • Make sure your object is saved in your Projects folder in your Data Panel. To do so tap File > Save > Save. You should now see your object in the Data Panel.

  2. Open Fusion Team by selecting your team name at the top of the Data Panel, then tap the “Share” icon. This will open up your Fusion Team folder on your Web Browser.

  3. Navigate to your Project and tap your Object to open its Overview page.


Step 3 - Export the Object into a compatible file type
  1. Click the “Export” icon at the top-right of the screen to see the export options. Fusion 360 can export objects as STL, FBX, and OBJ files.

  2. Tap “FBX”, then tap “OK” to export your 3D Object.

  3. The Object will be processed into the new file type, then a Download Link will be emailed to you (to the same email used to make the Autodesk account).

  4. When you receive the email from Fusion, open it and tap the “Download” button to download your 3D Object file.


Step 4 - Upload your Object using Object Uploader

Now you can sign-in to your Merge Account on the Dashboard and upload your 3D Object using the Object Uploader. 

Check out this article to learn how to upload your own 3D Objects with Object Uploader


Step 5 - View and Share with Object Viewer

Finally, you can use the Merge app, Object Viewer, to view your own 3D Object in the palm of your hand, or share your object with your class.

Check out this article to learn how to view your own 3D Object in Object Viewer
Check out this article to learn how to Share your own 3D Objects with others



Now that you know how to export 3D objects from Fusion 360, and how to upload those objects to view and share using the Object Viewer app, you may want to learn more about how you can create your own Collection of 3D Objects in Object Viewer.

Check out this article on creating custom Object Collections to learn more!

Happy creating!

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